"In landing operations, retreat is impossible, to surrender is as ignoble as it is foolish. above all else remember that we as attackers have the initiative, we know exactly what we are going to do, while the enemy is ignorant of our intentions and can only parry our blows. We must retain this tremendous advantage by always attacking rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, and without rest." - General George S. Patton, Jr.
The Tank, Heavy, TOG 1 was a prototype British heavy tank produced in the early part of the Second World War in the expectation that battlefields might end up like those of the First World War and was designed so it could cross churned-up countryside and trenches. A single prototype was built but interest faded with the successful performance of another cross country design, the Churchill tank, and the mobile war that was being fought.
Type Heavy tank
Place of origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer William Foster and Co. Ltd.
Number built 1
Weight 80 long tons (90 short tons; 81 t)
Length 10.1 m (33 ft 2 in)
Width 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
Height 3 m (9 ft 10 in)
Crew 8 (commander, gunner, loader, driver, 4x sponson gunners)
Armour 62 mm (2.4 in)
armament QF 2 pdr
armament 2.95 inch (75 mm) howitzer
Engine Paxman diesel 12TP driving English Electric generator
Transmission English Electric motors
Speed 14 km/h (8.7 mph)